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  • Japan arrests three for suspected technology export to Burma

    A North Korean and two Japanese nationals were arrested by Japanese police for illegally attempting to export magnetic measuring devices to Burma, which can help build missiles, said a Japanese police......
  • Late onset of monsoons hampers paddy cultivation in Central Burma

    Farmers in Central Burma are worried over the late monsoons, which are hampering the cultivation of monsoon paddy. According to a local farmer in Pegu Town, farmers in Daik Oo Township of Pegu Division... ...
  • Piracy hits Burmese music industry hard

    With the increase in music piracy and ineffective laws governing the illegal reproduction of music, Burma's music industry has witnessed an 80 percent reduction in the release of new albums over the course of the last two years. The Burmese music industry...
  • U.N. chief to arrive in Burma Friday

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Burma on Friday for a short two-day visit to the country, according to an announcement made yesterday in New York......
  • Thailand raises surveillance near Moei River

    Security officials in Thailand have beefed up surveillance on Moei River, in the wake of clashes with ethnic Karen armed men, who were trying to cross over to Thailand... ...
  • Reporter photographing A/H1N1 patient quarantined

    Authorities on Sunday detained a journalist who tried to take a photograph of the 13-year old girl who authorities have announced is suffering from the first detected instance of A/H1N1,......
  • High Court rejects appeal over Suu Kyi’s defense witnesses

    Burma’s High Court on Monday rejected an appeal by legal counsels to reinstate two allegedly key defense witnesses in the ongoing trial of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi......
  • U2 to launch tour with Suu Kyi in audience

    Internationally acclaimed Irish band U2 is poised to commence their latest tour tomorrow, with attendees encouraged to don Aung San Suu Kyi masks during the playing of 'Walk On'.......
  • Burma's cyber war rages on

    (Commentary) While the Internet has became one of the main tools at the disposal of opposition elements against political and cultural repression in authoritarian states, governments have in turn......
  • Thailand burns six tons of drugs

    The government of Thailand burnt six tons of narcotic drugs on World Drug Day on June 26, even as UNODC tries to raise awareness among young people, the high risk group relating to......
  • Monks boycott minister’s offering

    Several monks on Saturday refrained from going out to collect swan offering in Myingyan town in Mandalay division, following a visit and offerings made by junta’s Minister of Industries (1)......
  • Burma reports detecting A/H1N1

    Chiang Mai (mizzima) – Burma’s state-owned radio on Saturday announced that the first case of A/H1N1 influenza has been detected in the country.A young girl aged 13 was brought to hospital on Friday after she reportedly suffered symptoms of the flu. I...
  • UN special envoy begins visit to Burma

    United Nations Special envoy Ibrahim Gambari on Friday arrived in Burma’s former capital city of Rangoon and has reportedly headed for Naypyitaw, the new capital, to meet......
  • Court adjourns Suu Kyi's trial to July 3

    The special court in Insein Prison on Friday adjourned the hearing of the testimony of a second defense witness in the trial against opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to July 3rd,......
  • World Refugee Day observed in Mae Sot

    The United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and related organizations have held activities in honor of World Refugee Day in Mae Sot, a Thai-Burma border town,... ...
  • Ashin Gambira’s prison term reduced by five years

    Monk Ashin Gambira, arrested and sentenced to 68 years in prison for his lead role in anti-junta protests in September 2007 has had his prison term reduced by five years by a  district......
  • Tenasserim hydropower project under survey

    Thai surveyors and Burmese authorities are surveying the Tenasserim River, in Burma’s southernmost Tenasserim Division, for a potential dam site to generate electricity for export to......
  • For some, poppy cultivation continues to offer only hope

    Burma’s share of global opium production has roughly held steady over the last year, according to a 2009 drug production report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and,......
  • NDAK ready to turn into ‘Border Guard’ force

    The ethnic armed group, the New Democratic Army – Kachin (NDAK), which has a ceasefire agreement with the ruling Burmese junta, has consented to the regime’s proposal,......
  • Burma restricts reportage on North Korean vessel

    Burma’s Censorship Board has restricted local journals from reporting on the progress of the North Korean vessel, Kang Nam. The restriction came after a local journal, Pyi Myanmar,... ...

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